The Missouri Bootheel: Rich Land and Poor Folks

The state specific and county specific data on health status and health outcomes is posted here.  If you look into Missouri, as I did, you find the most consistently poor health status and poor health outcomes in Missouri's Bootheel. Missouri has a Bootheel that, historically, has been populated by tenant farmers. The lack of big cities means the area is predominantly rural, with the sketchy health care status that comes with it. It is said that this is the part of Missouri  that is the most like Arkansas. Arkansas, of course, has its own health status issues.

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